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Mario Aguiluz

Mario Aguiluz

Executive Director at Integra Cancer Institute
  • This is fantastic news, but I’m still afraid of the perils of transitioning to a “data driven” company, specially since Disney as a brand is designed for kids. Imagine a future where Disney will be more like Facebook, but with kids’ data. Still, I will surely get hooked on the streaming service, seems like a fantastic deal.

  • The statements that says that “$1.7 billion were stolen from exchanges or swindled from investors” is misleading from the real power of blockchain. Exchanges are part of the system, but are still centralized figures; something that real blockchain enthusiasts, don’t like or agree with. Decentralization

    The statements that says that “$1.7 billion were stolen from exchanges or swindled from investors” is misleading from the real power of blockchain. Exchanges are part of the system, but are still centralized figures; something that real blockchain enthusiasts, don’t like or agree with. Decentralization gives blockchain its power. Scamming investors from crypto assets occurs because of lack or regulation and maturity of the current technology. Both of theses cases can improve and hopefully disappear if mass adoption forces developers and law makers to make the system more robust. I love the blockchain idealism that Yang brings to the table, and think that the Freedom Dividend on the blockchain will only make sure that every person that meets the criteria will get their cut, and it will be their responsibility to protect and spend wisely.

  • Verifying ID on the internet is one of the issues that needs to be solved so that other “trust” platforms thrive. The “review” system is our current solution, though obviously (and as described in this great article) it needs REAL participants with honest reviews. It’s not just Airbnb, it’s Amazon, UBER

    Verifying ID on the internet is one of the issues that needs to be solved so that other “trust” platforms thrive. The “review” system is our current solution, though obviously (and as described in this great article) it needs REAL participants with honest reviews. It’s not just Airbnb, it’s Amazon, UBER, EBay, and many others, who have issues with fake accounts and reviews. I hope that blockchain technology, will someday be applied to this problem so that we usher a new digital age of verified trust transactions on the internet.

  • I think TRANSACTIONING is missing from this article. The fact is, because of broadband we can also surf through thousands of products and services and buy things very easily. I lived through the age of phone lines (and the strange noises they emited when we connected to the internet), and had no idea

    I think TRANSACTIONING is missing from this article. The fact is, because of broadband we can also surf through thousands of products and services and buy things very easily. I lived through the age of phone lines (and the strange noises they emited when we connected to the internet), and had no idea of what was coming when broadband came along. I have some hopes as to what we’ll be able to transfer with faster networks, and just dream that it’ll be positive for human kind.

  • Technology has opened different doors that make this happen. Remember Napster? It opened the door to music subscriptions and looking at music distribution in a different way, while breaking nearly all the rules in the industry.

    To me, Jobs understood the Sillicon Valley ethos long before it became

    Technology has opened different doors that make this happen. Remember Napster? It opened the door to music subscriptions and looking at music distribution in a different way, while breaking nearly all the rules in the industry.

    To me, Jobs understood the Sillicon Valley ethos long before it became mainstream. He was one of the original pirates, before it became cool to want to break the way things have worked. I suppose there’s an allure to the notion of being iconoclastic, and Jobs inspired that within Apple’s walls.

  • She’s onto something... Not only will government spur innovation, but will also create value, letting them prepare countries for better future. If a third world country were to successfully invest in technologies that would change the world (ie, AI, blockchain, quantum computers, etc), they might be

    She’s onto something... Not only will government spur innovation, but will also create value, letting them prepare countries for better future. If a third world country were to successfully invest in technologies that would change the world (ie, AI, blockchain, quantum computers, etc), they might be able to support those who would be replaced by such technology.

    I would go some steps further, by making these investments available to the public, so as to have the initial government investment as temporary, to be switched by a public sale of value.

    Also, it would be interesting for governments to liberate investment to other countries (specific companies in other countries). I wouldn’t assume that an investment decision by the Guatemalan government in their own AI tech, would be the best capital allocation opportunity available.

    Definitely some thought provoking ideas from Mariana M.